Gosforth Park

Just north of Gosforth, in the borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, is Gosforth Park. The park is home to Newcastle Racecourse, two golf courses, a garden centre, a football centre, and a Marriott hotel. There is also twelve acres of open parkland, called Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, which is overseen by the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

The Gosforth Park complex is in the area of High Gosforth Park, with over eight hundred acres of land accommodating Newcastle Racecourse. The course is highly popular with racing enthusiasts, and every year thousands of people attend the Northumberland Plate and the Ladies Day, to have a little flutter and enjoy the sunshine. Over the racecourse, there are thirty-three suites for hire, all recently redecorated and with stunning views over Newcastle City Centre.

The park is not only popular with racing fans, it’s also a sought after venue for many different kinds of events – indoor and outdoor. Every size party is catered for, including weddings, private parties, music festivals, and exhibitions. A large percentage of the indoor events are usually hosted at Brandling House, a superb Grade II listed building on the site. The romantic, tranquil surroundings make it an ideal location for weddings.There is plenty of room for business men and women too; the conference rooms and meeting facilities are top class. Furthermore, there is lots of indoor and outdoor space for companies to use for team building exercises – something that is being requested more and more as everyone is expected to pull together during tough economic times.

The distance from the city centre is a real bonus, there’s no need to be miles from the office or even to stay over night if it’s not ideal. Guests can head out to the glorious Gosforth Park complex for a meeting or party, then grab a taxi and be back in Newcastle within minutes. However, if it’s an overnight stay that visitors are after, they can book a room at the fabulous Marriott hotel, located close to the golf courses. It’s a newly refurbished, luxury establishment, with modern rooms and an experienced, dedicated team, who work hard to make everyone’s experience comfortable and memorable. The close proximity to the golf course makes it easy for guests to enjoy the amenities, and there are several great quality eateries within easy walking distance.